One Writer’s Journey

November 20, 2013

RIP Barbara Park

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:03 am

Sad, sad news for the world of children’s publishing.

Barbara Park, best known as the author of the Junie B. Jones books died last Friday after a battle with ovarian cancer.

These were some of Jared’s favorite books probably up until about 3rd grade. He didn’t care that Junie B. was for first graders.  Or that she was a girl.  She was funny and full of adventure and that’s all that mattered.

Junie B. was the female character who taught us that boys will only read about boys was rubbish.  She taught us that if you are interesting enough, everyone, including grown ups, will read your stories.




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